Excelsior Journeys

Excelsior Journeys

Inspired by the international bestselling young adult / science-fiction novel Excelsior, this weekly interview show puts the spotlight on both up-and-coming and established creative talents who share their journey to success.

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July 26, 2021 35 min

Special Thanks to Mains Playing Cards for sponsoring Excelsior Journeys throughout the month of July: https://mainsplayingcards.com/

This week on Excelsior Journeys, host & producer George Sirois sat down with financial clarity coach Tricia Daniel, and he learned right away how invaluable she is to people who want to produce a steady supplementary or full-time income doing what they love. With over twenty years of experience i...

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Special Thanks to Mains Playing Cards for sponsoring Excelsior Journeys throughout the month of July: https://mainsplayingcards.com/

In preparation for the 35th anniversary of TransFormers: The Movie - and the five-part miniseries right here this August - host & producer George Sirois sits down with fellow podcaster & fellow TransFormers fan Mike Seibert. The two discuss their initial viewings of the movie, how the idea fo...

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Special Thanks to Mains Playing Cards for sponsoring Excelsior Journeys throughout the month of July: https://mainsplayingcards.com/

There are so many thriving writing communities around the state of Missouri, and this week, host & producer George Sirois sits down with Kansas City's latest author Natalie Cammaratta to discuss her debut Young Adult novel Falling & Uprising. They discuss Natalie's inspiration, her di...

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Special Thanks to Mains Playing Cards for sponsoring Excelsior Journeys throughout the month of July: https://mainsplayingcards.com/

This week, host & producer George Sirois introduces you to his five-part science-fiction / sports serial "From Parts Unknown" by reading the first chapter of Part One. The main character, Stephen Barker, wants nothing more than to provide a happy life for his wife and child, and the best ...

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If you were (or are) a lover of animation from the 70s, 80s, or 90s, there's a good chance you've heard Michael Bell's voice come from the characters on the screen. One of the most active voice artists over several decades, Michael graciously sat down with host & producer George Sirois to discuss some of his favorite characters, the various shows he worked on, performing on Star Trek: The Next Generation for its pil...

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On this very special episode of Excelsior Journeys, host & producer George Sirois looks ahead to some upcoming episodes, including the 5-part miniseries in August that celebrates the 35th anniversary of TransFormers: The Movie. He then looks back at one of the first audiobooks he ever recorded, his young adult / sci-fi novel "Excelsior," which is what inspired the name of this very podcast. Enjoy Chapter 1 of this audio...

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This week, host & producer George Sirois sits down with a voiceover artist, a saxophonist, a vocalist, a speaking coach, an actress, and a radio personality. And they're all the same person: Elle Michelle McCray. With everything that she's done, and everything she's currently doing, it was only natural that once she established herself on the Clubhouse app, she fit right in with Delano Johnson and Monique Lisa's...

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The arts have always been a wonderful coping mechanism to get us through our hardest times, and author & poet Tamara Sellman's collection of works "Intention Tremor" is another example of how amazingly helpful they can be. This week, host & producer George Sirois sits down with Tamara to hear her story of how her MS diagnosis inspired her to apply her creativity to something beneficial to others as well as herse...

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To say Bobby Del Rio keeps himself busy would be an understatement. This writer, director, actor, and producer has been named one of the top playwrights in Canada, he is the writer & director of the feature film The Market now available for viewing on Amazon Prime, he has been interviewed over 350 times, he curates some of the biggest rooms on Clubhouse that involve entertainment, and - somehow - he takes some time to sleep. 

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This week on Excelsior Journeys, author, screenwriter, producer, and now Clubhouse host Joel Eisenberg returns to conclude the Clubhouse miniseries. He has a lot to tell about his incredibly popular group Writing for Your Life, including how he was introduced to the social media app, his first Q&A sessions, the positives and negatives he encountered along the way, and more!

To learn more about Joel, and to read his articles on...

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It's Part 3 of our Clubhouse miniseries, and like all social media apps, Clubhouse has its share of positives and negatives. Fortunately, author Jacqueline Yeung is here to sit down with host & producer George Sirois about her new book The Clubhouse Phenomenon. In addition to helping you identify various pitfalls and possibilities, this book is for entrepreneurs who want to understand more about behavioral marketing, and fo...

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It's Part 2 of the Excelsior Journeys Clubhouse miniseries, and this week host & producer George Sirois sits down with fellow podcaster Melissa Bright. Melissa tells her story of how she got into podcasting with her show "The Bright Side of Life," how Clubhouse opened the door to being a representative for ClubPod - the best podcast-related group on the app - and much more.

UPDATE: Clubhouse is now available to And...

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It is Part 1 of the Clubhouse mini-series for Excelsior Journeys, and to celebrate this audio-based app - and get the Android users acquainted with it - host & producer George Sirois welcomes voice actors Ellie Rodz and Aly Del Vee. The two share their experiences with getting into VO, discovering Clubhouse and quickly falling in love with it, collaborating on their own club within the app, the 529 Voice Over Competition (where...

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Jessica Marie Baumgartner's writing can be seen all over your bookstore: in the children's section, in speculative fiction, even non-fiction in a Chicken Soup for the Soul book! And now, with her participation in the All Things Weird and Strange anthology coming out May 4, she sits down with Excelsior Journeys host & producer George Sirois to discuss her history in this wonderful world of writing.

Pre-order the All Thi...

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More often than not, creative people deal with the crippling self-doubt and self-defeating voices that make up Imposter Syndrome, the belief that you are a fraud and you don't deserve your success. This week's episode of Excelsior Journeys introduces the latest adversary to Imposter Syndrome: author/teacher/communications coach Dr. Melissa Hurt. This week, host & producer George Sirois sits down with Melissa, an old fri...

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Arrested at 16 and wrongfully convicted at 17, Jeffrey Deskovic spent 16 years in a men's maximum security prison fighting to prove his innocence. After a re-run of DNA overturned his conviction, Jeffrey went back to school to get his Bachelor's degree, then his Masters, then his law degree while founding the Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation for Justice. This week, host & producer George Sirois has the privilege to sit down ...

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More than twenty years after meeting him, host & producer George Sirois sits down with acclaimed musician Zach Comtois, who has lots of stories to tell about working with blues legend Keb' Mo', rapper Bryce Vine, and - for the full run of her Las Vegas residency - Britney Spears! 

Check out Zach's Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/zachcomtois/?hl=en

See Zach in action here: https://www.youtube.com/watc...

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For the latest episode of Excelsior Journeys, host & producer George Sirois speaks with actress Jen Eldridge - his high school Drama I, II, and III classmate from 1991-1994 - and her husband, writer / producer / director / Emmy Award-winner Carl Hansen. This creative duo have been in the film & television industry for more than 20 years now, and they have lots of inspiring stories to share about how they made their opportun...

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In February of 2021, host & producer George Sirois sat down with bestselling author (and previous guest) Amy Hale on her YouTube show Creative As Hale (Best. Title. Ever.) to discuss his own journey as an international bestselling author, voice actor, audiobook narrator, and podcaster. To celebrate Episode 80, here is the complete audio from that conversation, which included a Q&A from YouTube Live viewers (George's mot...

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With several film festival official selections and awards given to the dark comedy Closure, it's safe to say that actress Catia Ojeda and writer/director Alex Goldberg make a terrific team, both professionally and personally. And this week, they both sat down with host & producer George Sirois to discuss their respective Excelsior Journeys in both theatre and film. 

Enjoy their award-winning film Closure for free here: Am...
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